Business Writing Course

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Learn Business Communication with Business Communication courses in Sydney and Ourimbah or Online – short courses created for you by the University of Newcastle.

This business writing course will focus on developing your professional writing skills to allow you to produce high quality business communications. Effective communication is an essential skill that covers all aspects of our lives and is of great importance in a business environment. Written communication is the development and expression of ideas in text. It involves learning to work in many genres and styles depending on the purpose and audience. It can involve working with different technologies as well as mixing form, data, and images.

This business writing course will challenge conventional business writing styles and will explore how they can be improved upon. In this business writing course you will be empowered with tools and techniques, to ensure you can engage your reader from the outset.

Learning Aims

This business writing course presents the fundamentals of writing for professional purposes. It will assist you to establish your purpose, target your audience, strike the right tone, embed a process for creating finished documents, and write in a manner that is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this business writing course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate written communication skills expected of a business professional.
  2. Write for a specific context, audience, and purpose.
  3. Write informatively and persuasively with clarity, economy, and precision.
  4. Construct well-structured paragraphs and sentences and identify common grammatical errors in written communications.
  5. Gain new confidence in writing with impact.
  6. Minimise common and not-so-common pitfalls of business writing.
  7. Translate your business ideas into writing.
  8. Develop a personal style guide.

Course Content

The topics covered in this business writing course range from word, sentence, and paragraph-level issues of correctness, conciseness, coherence and clarity, to broader questions of audience and objective. Various business writing forms are examined and writing exercises are used to illustrate these concepts.

The following topics will be covered in this business writing course:

  • Writing for different purposes and your audience.
  • Outlining and planning your writing.
  • Structuring your writing.
  • Editing and Proofreading.
  • Grammar refresher.
  • Business writing formats (including email, text message, policy, and business letters).
  • Persuasive writing with evidence.

Intended Audience

This business writing course is suitable for all professionals, at any stage of their career, who are looking to improve the quality of their business communications. This business writing course has been designed for professionals from diverse sectors, including public and private enterprise.

This business writing course is the first in a series of courses, focusing on business communication. Other Business Communication Courses include; Editing and Proofreading Course,Grammar and Punctuation Course, Communication Course: Difficult Conversations in the Workplace and Presentation Skills Course. Those writing business cases or proposals may also have an interest in our Business Case Course: Prepare an Effective Business Case.

Delivery Style

This business writing course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focussed teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This business writing course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

Course Features

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